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Medieval Criminal and Torture Museum

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Interesting look into the past

There are 2 museums included as part of the entrance fee, be sure to hit both. They are small... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fun, interesting place to see and a respite from the heat

Our kids, 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy enjoyed our visit. At first, they were happy at the... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
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Medieval and criminal Torture Museum of San Gimignano: "A collection of instruments of torture" This exhibit includes images and words, a unique world-wide collection: 100 instruments produced for causing pain and death. It shows exceptionally rare...more
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Via San Giovanni, 123 | Via San Giovanni, 82, 53073, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940526
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 March 2003

If you're visiting St Gimignano *make sure* you also pay a short visit to the museo della tortura. as my predecessing reviewer stated, the museum building itself is rather interesting. you immediately feel transfered into the old times when god-like pope-sent inquisitors spoke thir dark...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 January 2003

The Museo Della Tortura is located in the Piazza Cisterna in San Gimignano. The cost, as of December 2002, is €8,00. Pretty steep for a dozen or so small rooms totalling no more than 100-150 items. If you're into the macabre, though, you should not...More

14  Thank Paradise36652
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

There are 2 museums included as part of the entrance fee, be sure to hit both. They are small museums but the information you can get from them is fascinating. It gives you a good look into the past and what life was like during...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2018

My wife didn't care for this venue but I was truly intrigued by it. Damn, humans can be so creative when it comes to hurting each other. Still, it is worth the time.

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Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The area is very small and the price too big it doesnt deserve so much appreciation . Too little to see for a price so big

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This is mainly for kids , 7 euros kids, adults 10 euros gets you into 2 museums. The area of each is pretty small about 20 minutes each. Be sure to take all the tickets with you as one of our family members did not...More

1  Thank MN8888
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Our kids, 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy enjoyed our visit. At first, they were happy at the thought of escaping the heat and humidity. Once inside, they thought it was really interesting to see the many barbaric ways people were tortured and killed. They didn’t...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This torture museum is actually located in two buildings on the main street. The one ticket gets you into both buildings. They are quite small and cramped so you will have to work around crowds if it is busy. The first of the buildings closest...More

2  Thank TassieTravellers99
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Visited both buildings and was impressed with the volume and variety of exhibits. Well organized and information about time periods, countries and practices was very informative and educational. Sure the topic is dark, but segments of history worth reflecting upon.

1  Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

To visit a torture museum one has to be a little 'loco in la cabeza' It was hard reading about and viewing all the ways that man can dream up to inflict pain and painful deaths. It left me a little cold. The important thing...More

3  Thank RAMBO
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The museum is housed in 2 different buildings on the Via San Giovanni - one mid-way down on the west side and one at the southern end on the east side. A single entry ticket gets you into both. Most exhibits have an English description...More

1  Thank MPiddock
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Extremely interesting and disturbing at the same time. Worth a visit, but maybe not with children. The ticket will get you into both of the torture museums.

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